Professor Resch Admitted to Fulbright Specialist Roster

Professor Resch Admitted to Fulbright Specialist Roster

Friday, May 10, 2013

Professor Jack ReschProfessor Jack Resch, professor of history at UNH Manchester, was admitted to the Fulbright Specialist Roster in April.

The Fulbright Specialist Roster, which was developed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a non-governmental organization, was designed as a tool for the Fulbright Specialist Program.

The roster is a directory of U.S. scholars and professionals who applied through an open competition, were selected by a panel of their peers, and were approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as potential candidates for Fulbright Specialist awards. Fulbright Commissions, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Sections, and selected host institutions use the Roster for the purpose of selecting scholars or professionals specifically for Fulbright Specialist projects.

Resch has been a faculty member at UNH for 40 years. He is the recipient of the 2013 University’s Distinguished Professor Award, and the recipient of two Fulbright awards and several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2001 he received the university’s Alumni Affairs Award for Excellence in Public Service.

Resch has served as president of the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, chairman of the board of the New Hampshire Humanities Council, chairman of the board of trustees of Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, and chairman of the board of directors of the New Hampshire chapter of the Fulbright Association. As associate dean and interim dean the Manchester Campus from 1986 to 1996 Resch contributed to the expansion of the college’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs and to the college’s relocation to its Millyard campus.

Resch teaches courses on the American Revolution, the civil rights movement, democracy in America, studies of freedom and liberty, and introductory courses and senior seminars in history and humanities.

By Kim Wall, UNH Manchester